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Agony and ecstasy of Survival Sunday

Updated: May 23, 2011, 1:28 PM ET
By James Martin

There's a favorite expression in football -- "the table doesn't lie." If you win the league, you're the best in England. Conversely, if you find yourself in the bottom three, you weren't good enough to stay in the top flight.

But while the table may tell the truth, it doesn't give us the full picture -- or come anywhere close to capturing the Prem's season-ending excitment and entertainment. Not after what happened on Survival Sunday, when five teams tried to avoid two ...

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